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Project year 2018:

04/02 Dietrich Jung co-organized the workshop on Muslim subjectivity, community and migrant medicine in arctic regions, The Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway
 04-06/02 Annabelle Böttcher, Dietrich Jung and Martin Ledstrup discussed the MMSP project at the University of Tromsø and with parts of the Muslim community of Tromsø.
06/03  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture "Islam and Social Theory: Studying 'Modern Muslim Subjectivities'" at the Political Science Department of IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
09/03  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture “Islamic Studies: The Emergence of Modern Islamic Studies in the Context of the Historical Development of the Humanities at the Political Science Department of IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  
12/03 Dietrich Jung conducted the seminar "Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Understanding Islamic Modernities by Social Theory" at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
16/03  Dietrich Jung conducted the seminar "Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Understanding Islamic Modernities by Social Theory" at Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
 22/3 Dietrich Jung gave the faculty lecture "Max Weber, Sheikh Ahmad ibn Zayni al-Dahlan and the Modern Sociology of Islam" at the Departement for Sociology, National University of Singapore.
05-08/04  International author’s workshop on “Muslim Subjectivity Formation and the Good Life: Constructing Images of Modern Muslim Selfhoods” in Kochel am See, Germany, organized by Dietrich Jung and Kirstine Sinclair and paper presentations by Martin Ledstrup, Kirstine Sinclair and Mark Sedgwick.  
02/05 Dietrich Jung gave the Lecture “Researching Islam - Social Theory and the Formation of Modern Muslim Subjectivities” at the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, Odense .
08/05  Martin Ledstrup attended “Erhvervstræf” on the island of Lolland. 
 24-30/05 Martin Ledstrup conducted fieldwork in Tromsø.  
 20/05-1/07 Dietrich Jung was a Visitor Fellowship at the School of History, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA.  
01/06  Martin Ledstrup conducted interviews on the island of Lolland.
07/06  Martin Ledstrup held a meeting with the Museum of Lolland Falster.   
07-08/06  Kirstine Sinclair organized and participated in a workshop at Kiel University on Modern Muslim Subjectivity Formation and Education in the Middle East and beyond. The workshop was co-organized with Sebastian Elsäesser, Kiel, and funded by the German Research Council (DFG).  
 08/06 Martin Ledstrup met with representatives from Danish Industry. 
 05-08/10 Dietrich Jung and Kirstine Sinclair organized the panel “The Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project” at the annual meeting of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) in Frankfurt, Germany, with papers by Kirstine Sinclair, Line Mex-Jørgensen and Ahmed El-Zalaf.  
30/10  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture "Multiple Modernities Within Islam: The Case of Jihad" at the Memorial University sponsored by the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Canada.
01/11 
Dietrich Jung conducted the graduate seminar "Islamic Studies - Emergence of an Academic Discipline" at the Department of Religious Studies, Memorial University, St. John's, Canada.  
09/11  Together with four co-applicants, Martin Ledstrup obtained 5.9 million in funding from the Danish Research Council for a project about everyday migration and work precarity in remote areas.  
27/11  Dietrich Jung gave the graduate seminar “Theory and Methods in Religious Studies: The Case of Islamic Studies” at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada. 
28/11 
Dietrich Jung gave the public lecture “Researching Islam: Social Theory and the Formation of Modern Muslim Subjectivities” at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
06/12  Kirstine Sinclair presented a paper on her subproject at Copenhagen University entitled: “Subjectivity Formation and Notions of Authenticity at an Islamic University in Britain” as part of a workshop on religious folds organized by Heiko Henkel and Ida H. Christensen. 

Project year 2017:

01/03 Dietrich Jung gave the presentation: "Muslim Minorities in Europe" at the IIUM Forum Political Science Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
01/03-02/03 Kirstine Sinclair participated in a workshop at Oslo University developing a project inspired by the ideas behind the Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project.
03/03  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture "Foreign Fighters: Violence as a Means of Modern Subjectivity Formation," at the Political Science Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
06/03  Dietrich Jung held the seminar "’Fighting for the Caliphate’: European Integration Policies and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon” in the Study Program "Islam-West Relations", Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. 
08/03  Dietrich Jung talked about "Jihad - Idea and Practices of 'Holy War' in Islamic History" at a Faculty Seminar at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
09/03  Dietrich Jung held the seminar "Fighting for the Caliphate": European Integration Policies and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon, Study Program “Islam-West Relations,” Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
1///03  Dietrich Jung held the seminar "Fighting for the Caliphate": European Integration Policies and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon, Study Program “Islam-West Relations,” Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia. 
20/03 Mark Sedgwick gave a lecture on “Islam as Love in Post-Revolutionary Cairo” at the Center for Middle East Studies, Lund University, Sweden. 
03/04  Dietrich Jung organized and chaired the Coordination Meeting of the Stella Polaris Network and the Multiple Muslim Subjectivities Project in Copenhagen.
01/05-01/09  Sofie Pedersen was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada. 
08-11/06  Dietrich Jung and Kirstine Sinclair organized and chaired the international workshop "Modernity, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life - Constructing Images of Modern Muslim Selfhoods", Kochel am See, Germany.
08-11/06  Kirstine Sinclair took part in an authors’ seminar in Kochel discussing contributions for a publication on Modern Muslim Subjectivity Formation with a draft chapter on Islamic universities in the West.
08/06-11/06 Mark Sedgwick gave a paper on “Traditional Islam in Wired Modernity” at a workshop on “Modernity, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life: Constructing Images of Modern Muslim Selfhoods,” Kochel-am-See, Germany.
 
08-11/06  Mark Sedgwick gave a paper on “Traditional Islam in Wired Modernity” at a workshop on “Modernity, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life: Constructing Images of Modern Muslim Selfhoods,” Kochel-am-See, Germany. 
15/06 Mark Sedgwick gave a lecture on “Pluralism and Perennialism: A Historical Investigation of Two Key Concepts” at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. 
19/06 Sofie Pedersen presented empirical findings in her talk “Widening the Analytical Gaze on Empirical Field Work” at Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada.
 22/06 Sofie Pedersen gave the public lecture “The ‘Relaxed Muslims’: How Ethnic Minority Role Models Are Used by the Danish State” at Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada. 
04/07 Mark Sedgwick gave the lecture “Traditionalism, Sufism, the Western, and the Global” to a Summer School on “Western Esotericism and Spiritualism in the 19th-21st Centuries,” at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine. 
 05/07 Mark Sedgwick gave a paper on “Eighteenth-century roots of Esoteric Perennialism” at a  Round Table on “The Esoteric Background of the Traditionalist Movement,” Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine. 
13/08 Dietrich Jung was invited discussant of the book: “Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace,” by Patricia Sloane-White at the "Author meets Critics Panel", 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Montreal, Canada. 
14/08 Martin Ledstrup presented his new project at the Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, Bornholm. 
16/08 Dietrich Jung gave the lecture "’Violence and the Good Life’": Foreign Fighters in Syria and Spain, CSRS Summer Lecture Series, University of Victoria, Canada. 
17/08 Dietrich Jung talked about “From refugees to self-governing subjects: The challenge and meaning of "social integration" in contemporary Europe,” Coffee Talk Series at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada. 
29/08  Sofie Pedersen gave the presentation “Who do you think you are?: Religion, identity and narrative” at Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada.
30/08-01/09  Dietrich Jung participated at the workshop “Ottoman Political Legacies in Post-Ottoman Space” and presented the paper "Ottoman Legacies in Global Modernity: Structures, Institutions and Modern Subject Positions”, University of Oslo, Norway. 
 08-09/09 Dietrich Jung co-organized and co-chaired the Danish-German Workshop on Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany. 
21/09  Kirstine Sinclair hosted a research meeting on the study of Danish mosques and subjectivity formation. 
10-15/10  Martin Ledstrup made a field-trip to Bornholm in the framework of his new project on refugee employment. 
10/11  Mark Sedgwick gave a paper on “The Shift of Western Sufism from Universalism to Islam after the ‘High’ New Age at a conference on “Transnational Sufism in contemporary societies,” Fondazione Cini, Venice. 
21/11  Mark Sedgwick organized the panel “Tradition and Modernity: Reform, Gender, and Neo-Traditionalism in Egypt and Beyond” as a part of the Modern Muslim Subjectivity Project. The panel was chaired by Morten Valbjørn (Aarhus University) and looked at the uses and status of tradition in modern and contemporary Islam, with especial reference to the nature of modernity, Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. 
21/11  Mervat Hatem gave the paper “Egyptian Personal Status Law, Its Modern Re-Inventions of Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Gendered Individuals” at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. 
21/11  Dietrich Jung gave the paper “The Modern Authenticity of Islamic Traditions: Modernity and Multiple Modernities in the Muslim World” at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. 
21/11  Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “Neo-Traditionalist Islam as Postmodernity”, at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. 
21/11   Kirstine Sinclair gave the paper “Is clinical psychology Useful, Shaykh? Questions of Modernity, Tradition and Authority at Islamic Colleges” at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. 
25-30/11  Martin Ledstrup was on Bornholm for talks with local employers regarding his project on refugee employment on Bornholm. 
 07-08/12 Kirstine Sinclair co-hosted a conference launching a research council founded project studying Danish mosques. Her subproject studies mosque users within the frame of subjectivity formation. 
15/12  Dietrich Jung held the seminar “Jihad – Geschichte und Fragmentierung einer islamischen Institution” at the Afrika-Asien Institut, University of Hamburg, Germany. 

Project year 2016:

04/01-04/03  Gry Hvass Pedersen: second fieldwork at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India.
11/01 Dietrich Jung gave the seminar: "Modernität und Subjektivität: Zur kulturellen Vielfalt in der islamischen Welt" at the Institute for Islamic Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany.
26/01  Sofie Pedersen organized the PhD seminar “Norm Formation and Images of the Enemy” in conjunction with the Research Cluster “International Security, Middle Eastern Conflicts and U.S. Policy,” University of Southern Denmark. 
26/01 Kirstine Sinclair participated in the PhD Seminar “Norm Formation and Images of the enemy” at SDU with a paper “Ideology and Discipline in Hizb ut-Tahrir.” 
29/01 Martin Ledstrup defended his PhD thesis “Oscillations of Nationhood. A Sociology of In-betweeness in the United Arab Emirates,” University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 
08/02 Dietrich Jung gave the paper “Foreign Fighters: Violence and Modern Subjectivity” at the CRIC research seminar, University of Copenhagen.
23/02 Dietrich Jung presented the paper “Modernization in the Name of God: Christian Missionaries, Global Modernity, and the Transformation of Religious Subjectivities in the Middle East”  at the authors’ workshop “Christianity in the Middle East,” Casa Bonus Pastor, Rome, Italy. 
25/02 Dietrich Jung chaired the panel “A Multi-Confessional Christianity: Dialogue and Relations between the Christian Churches in Arab Countries” at the conference “Between World Society and Regional Transformations: Christians, Christian Churches and Religion in a Changing Middle East,” International Conference organized on the behalf of the Commission for Global Church Affairs of the German Bishops Conference, Rome, Italy. 
15/03 Sofie Pedersen gave a presentation at the lunchtime seminar: “How to make a Dane?” Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark. 
16/03  Sofie Pedersen participated in the seminar “Konkurrencestaten og universitetspolitiken,” University of Southern Denmark. 
17/03 Kirstine Sinclair gave a presentation on Identification and emotions in political extremist movements in the network “Emotions and public Affairs” at Copenhagen University.  
22/03 Mark Sedgwick gave the lecture “Post-Sufism in a Globalized World” at Georgetown University Qatar, Doha. 
24/03  Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “Islamic Esotericism and Communications Technology: Sufism on the Internet” at the annual meeting of Assotsiatsiya issledovateley ezoterizma i mistitsizma, St. Petersburg, Russia.  
01/04  Dietrich Jung chaired the Public Seminar: “The Islamic State in a Sunni Muslim Environment,” with Peter Mandaville, Thomas Pierret, and Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen, CRIC-Centre for Resolution of International Conflict, University of Copenhagen. 
16/04 Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “Gurdjieff and Sufism: Rise and Fall” at a conference on “Sufism East and West: Mystical Islam and Cross-cultural Exchange between the West and the Muslim World” at the University of Erfurt, Germany. 
22/04-10/05  Gry Hvass Pedersen: fieldwork at the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with project presentation at the Department of Education 
11/05 Dietrich Jung gave the public lecture “Jihad - Ideas of ‘Holy War’ in Islam” at Tromsø Library, Norway. 
11/05  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture “Violent Modern Subjects: Foreign Fighters in Spain and Syria,” Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway. 
12/05  Dietrich Jung gave the seminar “What is the IS: Terror Organization or a State in the Making?” Political Science Department, University of Tromsø, Norway. 
17/05  Sofie Pedersen conducted the seminar “Narratives and identity,” University of Southern Denmark. 
29/05-10/06  Mark Sedgwick conducted fieldwork in Egypt. 
30/05-03/07  Dietrich Jung was a Guest Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Universität der Bundeswehr, München, Germany. 
06/06  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture “The Search for Meaning in War: Foreign Fighters in a Comparative Perspective” at the Political Science Department, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany. 
06/06-10/06  Sofie Pedersen gave a paper and was discussant at NordWel International Summer School 2016, Centre for Welfare State Research, Odense. 
09/06  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture “Foreign Fighters: Zur Konstruktion von Subjektivität in fremden Kriegen” at the Department for Political and Social Science, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany. 
22/06  Dietrich Jung gave the lecture „Wissenschaft, Kolonialismus und globale Öffentlichkeit. Die zirkuläre Produktion von Wissen über den Islam“ at the Department for Political and Social Science, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany 
30/07-14/09 Gry Hvass Pedersen: Visiting Graduate Student Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada 
26/08  Sofie Pedersen gave a presentation at the internal Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project workshop in Odense. 
26/08  Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “Islam as Love in Contemporary Cairo” at the internal Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project workshop in Odense. 
26/08  Kirstine Sinclair participated as discussant at the internal Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project workshop in Odense. 
30/08-11/10  Mark Sedgwick taught an MA course on “Sufism, from Late Antiquity to Postmodernity” at Aarhus University. 
08/09  Dietrich Jung gave the research seminar "Modern Subjectivity Formation - An Analytical Strategy to Explore Islamic Modernities?” ICSRU workshop, Aarhus University. 
22/09-24/09  Dietrich Jung was the convener and organizer of The Tenth Nordic Conference of Middle Eastern Studies – “Formation of Middle Eastern Subjectivities: Cultural Heritage, Global Structures and Local Practices,” University of Southern Denmark. 
22/09-23/09  Kirstine Sinclair organized the roundtable “Modern Subjectivity Formation, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life”  at the Tenth Nordic Conference for Middle Eastern Studies, SDU, and presented the paper “Minority Making: How Mosques Shape Muslims.” 
22/09  Sofie Pedersen arranged the panel “Constructing Muslim Identities: Norm Formation and Images of the Enemy” and gave a paper at the Tenth Nordic Conference of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark. 
23/09  Dietrich Jung participated at the keynote roundtable: “Modern Subjectivity Formation, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life,” Tenth Nordic Conference of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark. 
23/09  Gry Hvass Pedersen: “Travelling in Space and Time? Crisis of subjectivity for madrasa students at the National Islamic University in New Delhi, India”, paper presentation at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies held at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense 
23/09  Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “The Rise of ‘Traditional Islam:’ Modern Muslim Religious Subjectivities in the Early Twenty-First Century” at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark. 
30/09-02/10 Dietrich Jung organized the author workshop: “Modern Subjectivity and World Society,” Dragør, Denmark 
01/10  Dietrich Jung presented the paper “Modern Subjectivity and the Emergence of Global Modernity” at the author workshop: Modern Subjectivity and World Society, Dragør, Denmark. 
01/10  Gry Hvass Pedersen presented the paper “Subjectivity Formation as Actualization: examining the lived expression of world society models through the subjectivity construction of female Indian Muslim university students” at the workshop “Modern Subjectivity and World Society,” Dragør, Denmark.  
22/10  Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “The Traditional Islam Movement as Counter-Radicalism” at a conference on “Religious Education between Radicalism and Tolerance,” University of Vienna and University of Bucharest. 
06/11-07/11  Dietrich Jung participated at the German-Danish Workshop on Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Kiel, Germany. 
16/11-23/11  Mark Sedgwick conducted fieldwork in America. 
06/12  Kirstine Sinclair served as discussant on Jakob Egholm Feldt’s book “Transnationalism and the Jews” with a point of departure in thoughts on modernity, subjectivity formation and minority identity politics. 
13/12-15/12  Dietrich Jung presented the paper “Subjectivity, Modern Contingency and Islamic Reform: Approaching Doubt and Certitude with Social Theory” at the international research seminar “Doubt and Certitude in Islam,” Aarhus University, Denmark. 

Project year 2015:

27/01 Dietrich Jung, "Islam and Modernity: A Critique of 'Muslim Exceptionalism' in the Middle East," Lecture at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
30/01 Dietrich Jung, "Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Global Modernity, Islamic Traditions, and the Good Life," Lecture at the Sociology Division, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
02/02-02/05  Gry Hvass Pedersen: fieldwork at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India, with project presentations at the Indian-Arab Cultural Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Calicut University, Arabic Department, in Kerala. Additional fieldwork was conducted at the Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh and the Darul Huda University, the Farook College, and Al-Jamia Al-Islamia in Kerala.
03/02-12/05 Sofie Pedersen teaching at the MA course "Culture and religion" along with Kirstine Sinclair at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark
16/02-27/02  Dietrich Jung held a guest professorship at the Political Science Department, Faculty for Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He gave a series on theories of modernity to graduate students and two lectures for students and faculty.
13/04  Sofe Pedersen gave a presentation on cultural double identiy and lead a workshop with Somali women at Arena for Foreningsliv, Frivillighed og Folkeoplysning, Vollsmose.
24/04-01/05 Dietrich Jung gave a paper at the workshop "Domains of Interpretation of Islamic Texts", Swedish Research Institute (SRII), Istanbul, Turkey.
29/04-01/05 Mervat Hatem, "The New Sexual Politics of the Arab Uprising in Egypt (2011-14)" paper presented at the Conference "The Arab Spring in a Global Context" organized by the Provost Global Forum of the University of Iowa, Iowa City (USA).
12/05-01/06 Mark Sedgwick, "Exploratory fieldwork meetings and preliminary interviews with Sufis in Morocco.
20/05-24/05 Kirstine Sinclair participated in lecturers at Cambridge Muslim College and took part in field excursions with students and faculty of CMC.
29/05 Gry Hvass Pedersen, Sofie Pedersen, Dietrich Jung, and Kirstine Sinclair conducted an internal workshop discussing empirical findings in their respective subprojects.
03/06-06/06 Dietrich Jung was an invited discussant to the panel: "Public Ethics and Citizenship in Plural Societies" at the "A Contending Modernities Plenary Conference: Authorizing the Human Person in a Cosmopolitan Age," Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome.
12/06 Dietrich Jung: "Modern Subjectivity: A Research Strategy for the Middle East?" Seminar presentation at the meeting of the Nordic Sociology of the Middle East Working Group, University of Roskilde, Denmark.
20/08-23/08  Dietrich Jung organized and chaired the panel "Modernity, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life" at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Chicago. The panel presented the project through papers of Gry Hvass Pedersen, Sofie Pedersen and Kirstine Sinclair. In addition, Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen from University of Copenhagen served as discussant. 
09/09 Sofie Pedersen, Kirstine Sinclair and Gry Hvass Pedersen gave paper presentations at a FIFO seminar (Forum for Islamforskning) held at University of Southern Denmark. 
20/09-26/09  The research group organized the PhD workshop "Modernities and Subjectivities: Social Transformations in the Middle East and the Muslim World" together with the Nordic and the Italian Societies for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Venice, Italy. Mervat Hatem, Dietrich Jung, Gry Hvass Pedersen, Sofie Pedersen, Kirstine Sinclair and Morten Valbjørn participated with research papers and as discussants at the workshop. 
08/10-10/10 Gry Hvass Pedersen: “Global Models, Local Adaptation and the Role of Religion in Modern Education: The case of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi”, paper presentation at The Second Muslim South Asia (MUSA) Graduate Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 
09/10 Dietrich Jung gave the lecture Jihad: Idea and Practice of "Holy War" in Islamic History as part of the lecture series Language and Conflict, University of Aarhus. 
20/10-21/10 Dietrich Jung, Sofie Pedersen and Kirstine Sinclair gave papers and were discussants at the 3rd Danish-German MA/PhD Workshop in Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg.
 05/11 Sofie Pedersen participated in the lunch talk ”Governmentaliseringen af velfærdsprofessionerne: At styre borgerne gennem professionelle og professionelle gennem borgerne” at Aarhus University. 
06/11-08/11 Dietrich Jung and Steffan Stetter (Universität der Bundeswehr, München) organized together the workshop "World society and Modern Subjectivity" at the Georg-von-Vollmar-Akademie, Kochel, Germany. Dietrich Jung, Martin Ledstrup and Gry Hvass Pedersen presented each a paper in the course of the workshop. 
14/11-22/11 Mark Sedgwick conducted exploratory fieldwork in Egypt. 
 16/11 Mark Sedgwick gave the lecture ”Sufism and Salafism: Competition or Coexistence?” at the History Department, American University in Cairo. 
4/12 Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “The Multiple Migrations of the Whirling Dervish: Sufism and Holistic Health in Contemporary Cairo” at the Conference on Muslims, Migration and Sacred Objects, University of Aarhus, Denmark. 
5/12 Mark Sedgwick gave the paper “Soufisme traditionnel et politiques radicales : d’Ivan Aguéli aux Murabitun,” at Colloque Politica Hermetica, Paris. 
14/12 Dietrich Jung gave the presentation "The Search for Meaning in War": Foreign Fighters in Historical Perspective at the New-Med Conference "Radicalization in the Mediterranean Region: Old and New Drivers," Ankara, Turkey.

Project year 2014:

23/01 Internal workshop on conceptual issues with the core group.
25/01-08/02 Dietrich Jung, field-trip to New Delhi, India, with lectures, seminars and talks at Jamia Millia University, India International Centre, and Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis.
28/02  “State Policies, Social Conflict and Islamic Activism after the ‘Arab Spring’, panel discussion and book launch “Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities”, with Mervat Hatem, Dietrich Jung, and Morten Valbjørn, CRIC, University of Copenhagen.
2/03     Internal workshop on “the culture of modernity”, discussing approaches by Shmuel Eisenstadt and Charles Taylor.
26/03     Kirstine, Sinclair, “The Role of Islamic Universities in Modern Muslim Subjectivity Formation in Europe and the USA”, presentation at the Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark.
27/03     Mervat Hatem, “Islamic Feminism and the Arab Spring”, lecture in the series Religio, University of Southern Denmark.
03/04     Mervat Hatem, “The Revolution of January 25th in Egypt and the Construction of ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Securitized’ Femininities and Masculinities”, Odense Lectures, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark.
08/04     Martin Ledstrup, "National Identity and Sociology of Locality: Ras Al-Kahimah as a Place Study," The Fifth Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium (UAE)
23/04     Dietrich Jung, “Problems of Unity and Diversity in Modern History”, Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark.
02/05     Internal workshop on “the global system of education” and the “neo-liberal ideal of modern selfhood as creative entrepreneurship” with the core group.
16/05     Mervat Hatem, "The Arab Spring and the Contested Future of Islamic Feminism", lecture at the Center for Islamic and Middle East Studies, University of Oslo.
19/05     Mervat Hatem, “The Mapping of the Clashing Masculinities and Femininities of the January 25the Revolution in Egypt”, lecture at the University of Oslo.
23/05     Mervat Hatem, "The Syrian Civil War and Islamist, Militarist and Secularist Constructions of the Body Politic", paper given at the SDU conference "The Levant in Transformation, the Syrian Crisis in a Regional Perspective".
05-07/06     Symposium on “Modern Muslim Subjectivities and the Good Life” with the core group, the international advisory board and invited guests from Danmark and abroad.
18/06     Mervat Hatem, “The Arab Spring and the ‘Quest for Human Dignity’ as a New Frame for the Discussion of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt”, paper presented to a panel titled “Islam and Human Rights” at the International Studies Association Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
25/06     Martin Ledstrup, 'Muslim Politics in a Middle Eastern Regional International Society – Initiating a Dialogue between the New English School and Middle Eastern Studies on the Islam/Politics Nexus at the Regional Level', paper presented together with Morten Valbjørn at the British Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
02/07     Internal 'following-up workshop' to the Symposium on Modern Muslim Subjectivities and the Good Life
05-09/08     Kirstein Sinclair conducted first interviews and meetings at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California
15/08     Dietrich Jung: Panel at the annual conference of the American Association for the Sociology of Religion (San Fransisco, USA): Author Meets Critics "Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East". Convenor: Anthony Blasi (University of Texas - San Antonio); Critics: Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa); John Simpson (University of Toronto); Zacharias Pieri (University of Southern Florida); Respondent: Dietrich Jung (University of Southern Denmark) 
20/08     Internal workshop on various conceptualizations of the "good life" in academic literature
01/09     Martin Ledstrup, "National Identity in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah", paper presented at the Exeter-Georgetown Gulf Conference (UK)
01-21/09     Dietrich Jung had a Research Fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada
01/09-01/02/2015 Gry Hvass Pedersen, teaching the BA course "Holy Cows – Indiens moderne historie med det indiske uddannelsessystem som casestudy" at the Department of History, University of Southern Denmark
18/09     Dietrich Jung, “Constructing Islamic Modernities: Identity, Social Order and Religious Traditions,” Lecture in the CSRS Public Lecture Series, University of Victoria, Canada
19/09     Dietrich Jung, “Islam in Asia,” Coffee talk (research) seminar at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada
22/09     Dietrich Jung, “Theology, Anthropology and Sociology: The Nineteenth-Century Conceptual Transformation of Religion,” Lecture in the Conversion and Religious Transformation Series at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
24/09     Dietrich Jung, “How to Be a Modern Muslim: Global Social Imaginaries and the Construction of Islamic Identities,” Lecture at the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
29/09     Dietrich Jung, “Constructing Islamic Modernities: Identity, Social Order and Islamic Traditions,” Lecture in the series Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada
30/09     Dietrich Jung, “Religious Multiplicity and Diversity: Intersections and Comparisons,” research seminar at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada
22/10     Gry Hvass Pedersen, “Visions of Modern Muslim Selfhoods among Contemporary Students at International Islamic Universities in Asia”, project presentation at the Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark
25/10     Martin Ledstrup, “The ‘where’ and the ‘when’ of Emirati National Identity,” paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (MESA), Washington D.C., USA.
29/10     Dietrich Jung, “Muslim Subjectivities and Islamic Modernities,” Lecture at the Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany
05-07/11     Kirstine Sinclair, “Islamic Universities in the West and Questions of Authenticity: Educating tomorrow’s Muslim Community Leaders,” paper presented at the conference “Imams in Western Europe: Authority, Training and Institutional Challenges,” LUISS, Guido Carli University, and John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.
18-19/11     Kirstine Sinclair conducted preliminary meetings and interviews at Cambridge Muslim College, Cambridge, UK.
25/11     Dietrich Jung, chair of the panel “The Arab Spring and the Quest for New Politics in Egypt and Tunisia: Beyond the Islamist and Secularist Divide,” Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C.
25/11     Mervat Hatem, “Old and New Politics in the Lead to and the Struggles against Counterrevolution in Egypt (2011-2014),” paper presented at the panel “The Arab Spring and the Quest for New Politics in Egypt and Tunisia: Beyond the Islamist and Secularist Divide,” Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C.
02/12     Dietrich Jung, “Islamic Studies - The Emergence of Modern Islamic Studies in the Context of the Historical Development of the Humanities,” Lecture for graduate students at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, SDU.
05/12     Dietrich Jung, “Islamic Modernities and Regional Conflicts,” Lecture in the course: "International Conflict Resolution: Violence, Peacebuilding and New Media," Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
08/12     Workshop “Religion in the Context of National Culture: Contemporary Islam in Denmark and Switzerland,” (with guest lectures by Jürgen Endres, University of Lucerne, Switzerland and Niels Valdemar Vinding, University of Copenhagen), University of Southern Denmark
10/12     Anne Sofie Pedersen, ”Identitetsdannelse blandt unge muslimer i den danske velfærdsstat,” project presentation at the Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark
13/12 Dietrich Jung was interviewed with respect to the Modern Muslim Subjectivity Project on Islam in Denmark and Europe in the context of the research project "Journey into Europe" conducted by Prof. Akbar Ahmed and his team (American University, Washington D.C.)

Project year 2013:

12/09 Initial workshop with the core group, discussing the theoretical framework and the different subprojects.
25/09 Dietrich Jung, presentation of the project at the Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark.
25/10 Workshop “Research on Islam in the Middle East” at the anniversary conference “The Arab Spring and Contemporary Middle East Studies in Denmark”, University of Southern Denmark.
28/10 Dietrich Jung, paper discussion on “Memories and Multiple Modernities” at the Centre for Resolution of International Conflict (CRIC), University of Copenhagen.
06/11 Line Mex-Jørgensen “Revolution, Islamic Traditions and the Good Life: Visions of Modern Muslim Selfhoods among Contemporary Egyptian University Students, presentation at the Institute for History, University of Southern Denmark.
05/12 Dietrich Jung, “Secular Imaginaries and Religious Traditions: The Construction of Islamic Modernities”, paper given at the conference “Global Secularism”, University of Roskilde.
11/12 Dietrich Jung, “Islamic Modernities: Constructing Social Order and Identity in the Modern Muslim World” lecture at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
16/12 Martin Ledstrup, "Nationalist Modernities in the United Emirates: Theoretical Reflection on Individual Reflexity, Geographical Locality, and Collective Order," seminar presentation at the American University of Sharjah (UAE)
18/12-16/01 Mervat Hatem on fieldwork in Egypt.

Last Updated 06.03.2019